BE AFRAID OF YOUR DREAMS, THEY MAY COME TRUE! (by Marat Yuldashev). The month of November 2016 in Cyprus was marked by the collapse of another round of negotiation efforts by the two communities to find the right formula for co-existence on the island. The unfortunate result was followed by the flood of commentaries and debates among local politicians and experts … MORE
  DONALD TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY: WHAT DO WE KNOW, WHAT CAN WE EXPECT? (by Klaus Larees). Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential elections on November 8, 2016, proved to be surprising for many. Most opinion polls had forecast a narrow victory for his opponent Hillary Clinton. Still, Clinton’s small lead of a few percentage points in the polls by no means ruled out … MORE
TURKEY’S DESPERATE PRESIDENT A country on the edge (by Robert Ellis). Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a desperate man. He is faced with turmoil at home and abroad, the Turkish lira is crashing and internationally he is in the doghouse. Erdogan’s project, to launch his Justice and Development Party (AKP) as conservative democrats, was initially met with applause by … MORE
  US POLICY TOWARDS SYRIA: IS A NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT STILL POSSIBLE? (by Antonia Dimou). The development of a “coalition of the able” to include the US, the EU, Russia and certain Arab countries to develop a comprehensive strategy to end the prolonged conflict in Syria is more relevant than ever before.  The question that emerges given the outcome of the US … MORE
  THE ECONOMICS OF A SOLUTION IN CYPRUS – AN OVERVIEW (by Kyriacos Psaras). Distinguishing between the two major phases involved here is certainly a sine-qua-non in addressing the issues at stake as timely and effectively is needed.  Equally important is also the distinction between the economic and the political, the positive and the normative dimensions and approach MORE
  The Unknown Greek-Cypriot Poet and Philosopher Erricos Constantinides (by Chris Alexander). I would like to thank Professor Theophanous for inviting (and allowing) me to publish this longer-than-normal In-Depth paper; it is to the best of my knowledge the first paper ever written that acknowledges the existence of an unknown 20th century Greek-Cypriot poet and philosopher called MORE
  ENTERING THE ERA OF NEO-PROTECTIONISM (by Phedias Theophanous). We are currently witnessing a turbulent time. An unstable time, worrying and unpredictable. This observation is commonly shared by analysts who were shocked by the outcomes of the Brexit Referendum and Donald Trump’s victory in the recent US elections. Indeed, by looking at each case in isolation, it can be argued MORE